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Leading Saudi Arabian Hospital Partners with HealthWay to Reduce Airborne Infection

Al-Adwani General Hospital has partnered with HealthWay, the Global-leading provider of medical and commercial air cleaners to help improve the quality of air for their patients and employees and reduce the spread of airborne infection. Al-Adwani General Hospital is one of the most sought after hospital in Taif, Saudi Arabia for it’s skilled staff and state of the art services. Started in 1988 by the late visionary, Sheikh Abdullah his son Dr. Hassan Al Adwani is the current Chief Executive Officer/Hospital General Director.

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Al-Adwani hospital purchased twenty-five medical grade air cleaners with patented DFS technology, which has been proven to be 40x more efficient than a similar size HEPA air cleaner. Clinical testing of HealthWay air cleaners in hospital settings have shown greater than 90% reduction in airborne ultrafine particles. It is these ultrafine particles that are most dangerous to humans as they penetrate deep into the human bloodstream and wreak havoc on even the healthiest person’s immune system. DFS technology not only provides a higher efficiency for ultrafine particle capture than its competitors but also a lower pressure drop which results in a higher airflow per decibel level of noise and a much higher cleaning effectiveness rate.

Vinny Lobdell, President of Pulaski based HealthWay stated, “We are delighted that our products and solutions were chosen by Al-Adwani General Hospital to help provide the next level of safety and comfort for patients and employees alike. “

Al-Adwani is one of many hospitals throughout the Middle East to partner with HealthWay the fight against MERS. Although scientists are not certain how the disease spreads, most known cases have come from close contact with others who have the virus in a hospital setting.

HealthWay will be participating and exhibiting their full line of air cleaning solutions at the Middle East’s largest infrastructure and hospital build show from June 7-10th in Dubai. When it matters most industry leaders like Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, BMW and the Cleveland Clinic rely on HealthWay’s patented DFS technology to provide the safest air quality.

For more information on Al-Adwani General Hospital visit http://aladwanihospital.com/index.html

HealthWay’s President to be Keynote Speaker at Building Healthcare Middle East in Dubai

HealthWay, the global leader in medical grade air cleaning systems is proud to announce that their President, Vinny Lobdell has been asked to be a keynote speaker at the Building Healthcare Exhibition and Conferences in Dubai on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 at 10am. The Building Healthcare Exhibition and Conferences focuses on the design of a healing environment and how it impacts patient safety, operations and the financial success of a healthcare facility.

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Mr. Lobdell will be speaking on ultrafine particle control and infection control an issue that has plagued the United Arab Emirates with the outbreak and spread of Coronavirus, also known as (MERS). Although scientists are not certain how the disease spreads, most known cases have come from close contact with others who have the virus in a hospital setting.

HealthWay has partnered with hospitals throughout the Middle East in the fight against MERS using their medical grade air cleaners patented with DFS technology that has been proven to capture 99.99% of ultrafine particles down to .007 micron in size, which is 50 times more efficient than what most hospitals currently rely on with HEPA filters. Vinny Lobdell quoted “It’s an honor to share our knowledge and expertise on air quality in the fight against harmful airborne pollutants known to cause infectious disease. We understand that air quality problems come in all shapes and sizes and there is no one singular approach to addressing all indoor air quality problems.”

HealthWay air cleaners can be found in over 30 countries, in the most prestigious fields. Industry leaders such as the Cleveland Clinic, VA Medical Centers, Shriners Hospitals, BMW and Hilton Hotels have all chosen HealthWay to ensure they are breathing the cleanest air available. For more information on HealthWay air cleaners or interest in attending the Building Healthcare Exhibition and Conferences in Dubai visit healthway.com

HeathWay Provides Patented Air Cleaners to Help Contain the Spread of Coronavirus in Saudi Arabia

Online PR News – 16-March-2015 – Pulaski New York –Coronavirus also known as (MERS) Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is continuing to spread throughout the United Arab Emirates with new case counts raising the most in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has reported 15 new confirmed cases during the last week alone according to a Kuwait News Agency. The Health Ministry said on Sunday that among the outbreaks, 10 are in Riyadh, while 2 cases are in Al-Ihsaa and 1 each in Jeddah, Al-Qassim and Tabuk. These outbreaks have occurred at medical institutions throughout the country. Since 2012, the virus has infected 1,042 people and killed 419. There is no known vaccine or cure for MERS.

Hospitals in the Middle East are partnering with HeathWay, a global leading air cleaner manufacturer to provide the cleanest possible air in the fight against MERS. Although scientists are not certain how the disease spreads, most known cases have come from close contact with others who have the virus in a hospital setting. HealthWay’s patented medical grade air cleaners are in hospitals throughout, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and other parts of the U.A.E. to help provide ultrafine particle filtration. HealthWay’s President, Vinny Lobdell will be traveling to Saudi Arabia this week to meet with the Health Ministry on ways to expand the usage of HealthWay’s air cleaners in hospitals and medical centers throughout the United Arab Emirates. Lobdell states, “We are proud to say our medical grade air cleaning systems are the first line of defense against coronavirus for hospitals throughout the U.A.E.”

HealthWay’s medical grade air cleaners with patented DFS technology have been proven to capture 99.99% of ultrafine particles down to .007 micron in size, which is 50 times more efficient than what most hospitals currently rely on with HEPA filters. Indoor air pollution problems come in all shapes and sizes. With HealthWay’s customized solutions, whether it is a new build or an existing building HealthWay air cleaners come in a variety of form factors to provide optimal filtration in the most mission critical environments.

HealthWay air cleaners can be found in over 30 countries, in the most prestigious fields. Industry leaders such as the Cleveland Clinic, VA Medical Centers, Shriners Hospitals, BMW and Hilton Hotels have all chosen HealthWay to ensure they are breathing the cleanest air available. For more information on how you can breathe cleaner air with HealthWay, please visit our website at healthway.com.
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HealthWay Chosen to Provide Clean Air to Hospitals in Ecuador to Help Reduce Airborne Infection

Located in a high Andean Valley Ecuador’s Capital City, Quito is one of the most polluted cities in South America. The severe air pollution comes from manufacturing plants and motor vehicles. It’s a contributor to more than 14,000 new cases of tuberculosis each year. Air pollution is also a major concern in rural areas in Ecuador with the increased use of agricultural pesticides and chemicals. It has become such a problem that governmental agencies are now rating poor air quality to a number of respiratory illnesses.

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Many state run and private hospitals have partnered with HealthWay a global leading provider of residential, medical, and commercial air cleaners to help prevent airborne infection in hospitals and clinics across the country. Hospital del IESS was one of the first in Ecuador to install HealthWay’s air cleaners in the Intensive care units. Since the install there has been a noticeable difference in quality of life for patients and a reduction in cross contamination.

HealthWay’s patented commercial DFS air cleaners provide the highest level of efficiency ever recorded. Their systems have been proven to be 99.999% efficient at capturing ultrafine particles down to .007 micron in size. It’s proven that these ultrafine particles can reek havoc on the immune system and cause many airborne related illnesses and diseases. Further, DFS technology provides huge energy savings over traditional HEPA filtration systems due to decreased pressure drop. HEPA filters have a tendency to act as a breeding ground for living organisms. HealthWay’s patented DFS systems create an uninhabitable environment for growth in the filter. The end result is lower energy costs; higher efficiencies and reduced transmission of airborne illnesses. HealthWay manufacturers a range of commercial air cleaners all incorporating DFS technology and can be installed at the time of new construction or easily adapted to an existing air handling unit. HealthWay has currently installed medical grade air cleaners in 10 hospitals in Ecuador.

Vinny Lobdell President of Central New York Based HealthWay stated “ We are pleased to see the acceptance of our “Made in the USA” air cleaning products around the globe. We take pride in providing real solutions for the most mission critical applications like providing better than HEPA air quality in the intensive care unit at Hospital del IESS in Ecuador.”

HealthWay manufactures medical, commercial, industrial and residential air cleaners. All providing better than HEPA efficiency. They customize each product installed commercially to meet the individual customer's need in Pulaski, New York. They are the official provider of Clean Air for the PURE Allergy Friendly Room program with their products being found at Hyatt Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Starwood Hotels, Hilton Hotels, BMW Corporate, Volkswagen Corporate, Harvard University, China Mobile and many other prestigious locations around the globe. For more information on HealthWay visit www.healthway.com

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Central New York Air Cleaner Manufacturer Partners with Middle Eastern Hospitals to Combat MERS

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. Most people who have been confirmed to have MERS-CoV infection developed severe acute respiratory illness. They had fever, cough, and shortness of breath. About 30% of people confirmed to have MERS-CoV infection have died. According to the World Health Organization, in July alone they have received reports of 827 lab-confirmed cases, along with 287 deaths, according to the statement.

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In July, CNN reported that the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, better known as MERS, may be an airborne virus, according to an observation paper published in the journal mBio. The World Health Organization also reported that between the 12th and 16th October 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) notified WHO of 5 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 2 deaths.

The Ministry of Health is taking precautions by partnering with a leading manufacturer of commercial air cleaners. HealthWay, the Global Leading manufacturer of medical, residential , industrial and commercial air cleaners has partnered with Shaikh Khalifa Medical City managed by the Cleveland Clinic, Al Gharbia Hospitals, Tawam Hospitals and Cancer facility, Shaikh Khalifa Hospital in Ajman, and Ajman courts to provide the cleanest air possible for patients and visiting guests.

Disinfecting Filtration Technology is the result of technology developed with the United States Government to remove germs from the air. All HealthWay purifiers are powered by this germicidal technology, which goes beyond traditional filtration methods to trap airborne pathogens with efficiency never before seen in the industry – HealthWay air cleaners with patented “DFS” technology have been proven to capture 99.99% of all particles down to .007 micron which is 42x more efficient than HEPA filtration. Further improvements over HEPA are improved energy savings, longer filter life and customized form factors that can treat spaces up to 1 million square feet.

Al Rayyes, VP of Research and Development at HealthWay stated, "A successful infectious control strategy to protect Healthcare workers as well as patients from respiratory infections in a healthcare facility relies on three key strategies: Improving indoor air quality: Eliminating the source, properly maintained ventilation and an effective high efficiency filtration system. We are proud to say we provide the most efficient air cleaning systems in the world."

HealthWay is located in Central New York and provides intelligence and air cleaning products for the most mission critical environments. From Cleveland Clinics, Harvard University, Marriott Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels to China Bank, DBS Banks, BMW and Volkswagen HealthWay leads the way and serves many industries. All of HealthWay’s commercial products are proudly made in the U.S.A. HealthWay’s sister company PURE room has become the global leading hospitality amenity. For more information on HealthWay visit: www.healthway.com

References:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/22/health/mers-airborne/

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